Individual Playoff Surprises & Disappointments – Eastern Conference

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Boston Bruins – Torey Krug

Jun 17, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) carries the puck past Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland (36) during the second period in game three of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

With injuries decimating the Boston Blue line, the Bruins had to resort to playing 3 rookie defensemen at one time:  Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug.  Krug was the most unheralded and anonymous of the trio, but he stepped up and became a player that Claude Julien couldn’t take out of the lineup, right till the end.  He played 15 games, scored 4 goals and 2 assists and had a +5 rating.  Not bad for an undrafted player with 3 regular season games of NHL experience.